Saturday, 5 June 2010

Canna 'Mignon'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, ovoid shaped, branching habit; spikes of flowers are cupped, self-coloured cerise-pink, staminodes are large, edges ruffled, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is prolific.

One of the Opera series of Canna bred by Howard and Smith Nursery of Los Angeles, USA in the 1930's.

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